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how to read a ct scan of the brain

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
22 years experience Neurology
Not as simple: In medicine, it is about the patient not the test. Radiologist need to report all findings, which occasionally could alarm and worry non medical perso ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
ER- special Doctors: ER doctors are trained to read the MRI/CT results themselves so that they can treat their patients immediately. They do not need to wait for a final R ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not even 3 scans: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not a CT scan: It is unlikely that you had a CT scan in the 1970s, In any case the radiation exposure from imaging studies is unlikely to change your baseline risk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some things: CT scan of brain without contrast shows basic anatomy of brain, gray white matter differentiation, ventricles, and physiologic calcifications.Ventricl ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Scan: Tells you if you have metastatic disease a primary tumor or a brain abscess.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely, but: in the world of medicine, one never says never.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
See answer: Yes - bony fractures, calcifications, blood, some parenchymal abnormalities and possibly infarcts are the main things noncontrast enhanced ct identifi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kang
16 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: In order to visualize blocked arteries, you would need a high-resolution ct scan and you would need to receive intravenous contrast. A ct scan without ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
CT scan: CF scan is initial scan, if suggestive of blockage, MRI follows.

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